Vincent Bruggeman, vocal student at the Guildhall School, and founder of Lyribox, an online resource for singers, interviews two students from different disciplines about the value of internships whilst studying. Read the full blog here.
Henk van der Meulen, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, calls for conservatoires to reassess the interconnections between art form, individual practitioner and the context in which they make their work, these being essential to the DNA of contemporary conservatoire practice. Read the full blog here.
Georg Schulz, Professor and previously Rector at the Kunstuniversität in Graz, calls for elearning to support students getting through basic subject knowledge in order then to pursue their own particular artistic interests when face-to-face with teachers. Read the full blog here.
Niilo Tarnanen, Composition Master’s student at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, and student activist, highlights compelling reasons to improvise as a classical musician, and why improvisation should be taught in conservatoires. Read the full blog here.
Heidi Partti, postdoctoral researcher at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland, reflects of the responsibility for higher music education to support students in developing as activists, empowered to see themselves as agents for social change. Read the full blog here.